Medical News

UAMS Regional Campuses’ Mellie Bridewell Chosen as National Rural Health Fellow

Mellie Bridewell of Lake Village recently was selected as one of 15 health care leaders across the nation to participate in the 2019 Rural Health Fellows program through the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). Bridewell is contracted to the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership as its CEO through UAMS Regional Campuses. Bridewell has obtained over $10…

The Schmieding Foundation in Springdale has given the building that houses the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education to UAMS.

UAMS Receives Building from Schmieding Foundation

The Schmieding Foundation in Springdale has given the $4.85 million building that houses the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education in Springdale to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., vice chancellor for the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus, joined Schmieding Foundation President Gilda Underwood and Schmieding Foundation Vice President/Treasurer…

Last November, employees at all UA campuses who carry the system’s medical insurance were required to complete a Tobacco Pledge.

Update on Tobacco Pledge, Wellness Steps to Take This Year

Last November, employees at all UA campuses who carry the system’s medical insurance were required to complete a Tobacco Pledge. Those who answered either that they did not use tobacco, or used tobacco but would enroll in a cessation program, avoided an additional tobacco surcharge.

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